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Examining If New York Islanders Lou Lamoriello is Good Negotiator
Chace McCallum - Jan 13, 2021

The Kyle Dubas vs Lou Lamoriello debate gets rehashed on Twitter every few weeks, and it seems like a big waste of time. That being said, one argument about Lou Lamoriello always sticks out. Conventional wisdom states that one benefit of tough old Lou is that he’s great at negotiating contracts. This is often presented […]



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Examining if the Toronto Maple Leafs Play is Inconsistent
Chace McCallum - Jan 22, 2021

It’s game night and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again. Fans are angry and Twitter is on fire. Sure their overall record is alright, but this loss is unacceptable because “other teams just don’t lose like that”. Admittedly, the way they lose can be difficult to watch. Sometimes it honestly looks like half the team […]

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The Unfair Criticism of Novak Djokovic
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 21, 2021

This week we witnessed continued unfair criticism of Novak Djokovic. Another chapter full of nonsense from those who like to criticize everything Djokovic says or does. It seems they are waiting for World #1 to do something to seize their moment and keep vilifying Djokovic. This time, the Australian Open quarantine conditions were the trigger […]

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Tyler Chatwood Contract Brings Untapped Potential To Toronto Blue Jays
Andrew Brown - Jan 19, 2021

Tyler Chatwood Contract Adds Potential It may not be a blockbuster move, but the Toronto Blue Jays took a step forward as they signed Tyler Chatwood. The 31-year old veteran will be teaming up with the Blue Jays on a one-year contract worth $3 million. That also includes a potential for $2.5 million in incentives. […]

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The Rise of the Tampa Bay Lightning: Their Road To the Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter this unique NHL season as the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s rise wasn’t something that happened overnight. 2020 Stanley Cup was a culmination of ten years of work and expert planning that could’ve gone wrong at any time. The remaining years of the 2000s, saw the Lightning […]

Cheltenham Sprinter Sacre
Cheltenham Festival’s Greatest: The Heart of Sprinter Sacre

It’s January 2021 and as is natural at the turn of the year, horse-racing followers are marking their calendars, each day a day closer to the week. The week of weeks. The Cheltenham Festival. The pinnacle of National Hunt Racing will soon be upon us – almost certainly lacking the famous Cheltenham roar – but […]

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Can Moneyball Be Used In The NHL? A Test Run with the Los Angeles Kings Roster
Dylan Loucks - Jan 18, 2021

In this paper, we use the principles and equations used in the film and book Moneyball. Also, discussing the application of “Moneyball” management to the hockey industry while, following the review of Moneyball and the use of sabermetrics in other sports, we attempt to apply similar practices to the sport of hockey. More specifically, we’ll […]

Francesca Jones Defying the Odds
Glenys Furness - Jan 17, 2021

Francesca Jones qualified for the 2021 Australian Open in the United Arab Emirates, where the qualifying was held due to COVID-19. The young Brit had been one of the lowest ranked players in qualifying. She only made the event due to other players withdrawing. Jones defeated Lu Jiajing in the final round to book her […]

2021 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […]